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RacePhoto

« on: December 02, 2010, 10:05 »
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No it's not a FOAF who says they got something free for forwarding this message to ten people. Big Company "X" isn't giving away free trips. No not the lottery or rich dead Uncle that you never knew you had (with a different name?). None of the open this infected zip file, to get your package receipt... something kind of new.

Two emails today, one from "Adobe" and one from "Skype". Quotes are because they were NOT. They came from [name]-2011-download.org with the company name in there. Trying to look official. I didn't download them, but I can promise that Adobe and Skype and who knows what others, do not send spam updates for 2011... Just in case you get these, you can delete them. :D


« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 10:12 »
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Yeah, I got one of those this morning. Came from a RogerDubuis dot com. It was designed to look like it was about Microsoft:

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If you would prefer to no longer receive this Featured Offer Newsletter, please click the Unsubscribe link below. This will not unsubscribe you from e-mail communications from third-party adverti sers that may appear in MSN Featured Offers. This shall not constitute an offer by MSN. MSN shall not be responsible or liable for the adverti sers' content nor any of the goods or service advertised. Prices and ite m availability subject to change without notice. To set your contact preferences for other Microsoft communications, see the communications preferences section of the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

2010 Microsoft | Unsubscribe | M ore Newsletters | Privacy

Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052

First of all, I didn't subscribe to anything from MSN. Second of all, I NEVER click unsubscribe on these types of emails. Unsubscribe = millions more spam emails. They immediately go to junk and filtered.

« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 11:10 »
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....I NEVER click unsubscribe on these types of emails. Unsubscribe = millions more spam emails. They immediately go to junk and filtered.

Just remember that when you "unsubscribe", you are letting them know that your email account is alive and well!! Good point CC.

RacePhoto

« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 20:02 »
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....I NEVER click unsubscribe on these types of emails. Unsubscribe = millions more spam emails. They immediately go to junk and filtered.

Just remember that when you "unsubscribe", you are letting them know that your email account is alive and well!! Good point CC.

Agree with both. I just mark them as spam and delete. Stopped unsubscribing years ago. Theory is, if they are just fishing for live addresses, just what both of you said, then by unsubscribing you are sending a confirmation message and you'll get added to 1000 other lists!  >:(

Funny you should mention it CC I got the official Microsoft download message today. Like MS is going to write to me for some reason? Had it had the (c) in the middle of the name, which was supposed to make it look more official? In case anyone else is wondering. Microsoft updates, like Adobe and most others are automatic! In any case - They won't send you a link in an email...  :D


 

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